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Expressionistic crime dramas of the 40s and 50s: tough cops and private eyes, femme fatales, mean city streets and deserted backroads, bags of loot and dirty double-crossers.

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"Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min.
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Topics: crime, drama, Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney
Film Noir
by Leo C. Popkin
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D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police...
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Topics: suspense, film noir, pdmovies
Film Noir
by Sam Spiegel
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Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice.
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Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies
Film Noir
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"Wealthy businessman survives attempt by wife to have him killed, makes it look like she succeeded and starts a new life in small town as auto mechanic. Variation on idea elevated to noir importance by The Killers (1946), where victim of femme fatale tries to abandon the city and his past identity." - noir expert Spencer Selby
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Topic: pdmovies
Film Noir
by Fritz Lang, Walter Wanger
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German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an...
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Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang
Film Noir
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"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald. | A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000 and ended up costing $117,000 to make.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Film Noir
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This is pure noir. Lizabeth Scott and Arthur Kennedy are a couple who receive a satchel full of money that was intended for someone else (Dan Duryea). He wants to turn the cash over to the authorities; she wants to keep it---no matter what the consequenses: "Jane, Jane, what's happening to us---what's happening. The money sits down there in an old leather bag and yet it's tearing us apart. It's poison, Jane. It's changing you, it's changing both of us." "Chances like this are...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: noir, suspense, murder, crime
Film Noir
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An engrossing film noir with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. Read more at the IMDB. (The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) This is a better copy than the previous versions that were uploaded. You can load the mpeg2 file into...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: suspense, noir, crime, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre
Film Noir
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No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,...
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Topics: Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton, David Clarke, bank robbery, heist, Saint Louis, St. Louis, pdmovies
Film Noir
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Top-of-the-line noir melodrama featuring Van Heflin, Barbara Stanwyck, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. Don't miss it. (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your television.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: noir, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott
Film Noir
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No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,...
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Topics: murder, lawyer, Raymond Burr, noir, thriller, Angela Lansbury, Perry Mason, Dick Foran, John...
Film Noir
by Edward Small
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Four robbers hold up an armored truck getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck flower delivery truck driver is accused of being involved and is beaten up by the local police. Released due to lack of evidence, Joe, following the clues to a Mexican resort, decides to look for the men who set him up and get revenge.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, pdmovies
Film Noir
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: Thriller
Film Noir
by Georges Maurer, Detmar Walter
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Glen Ford plays Michael Blake a WWII veteran who retuns to France to find a mysterious Green Glove he had discoverd during the early days of Normandy invasion.
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Topics: Suspense, Mystery
Film Noir
by Break Wind Studios
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http://imdb.com/title/tt0041368/ Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck), late one night, shows up in the office of married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall (Wendell Corey). Before Cleve can stop himself, he and Thelma are involved in an illicit affair. But Thelma is a mysterious woman, and Cleve can't help wondering if she is hiding something. Thelma has a plan up her sleeve that will ruin Corey if his love for her and his own weakness win out. Thelma has a heart and a conscience. She comes to love Cleve,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Crime, mystery, Barbara Stanwyck
Film Noir
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The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe. Althought this film was already on this site, those who didn't want to download 4...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: William Gargan, crime, drama, noir, murder, mystery, police, reporters, John Ireland, Charles...
Film Noir
by Felix E. Feist
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"Tough cop helps his lover cover up the shooting of her wealthy husband. Mainstream noir, primarily distinguished by its acting and San Francisco visuals." - noir expert Spencer Selby Cast: Lee J. Cobb, John Dall, Jane Wyatt, Lisa Howard. 81 min.
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Film Noir
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An atmospheric little noir starring Charles Russell and Mary Beth Hughes. Fritz Leiber, Sr. (father of the famous author) has a cameo as a seer or psychic. "You're very pretty ... when those lips aren't moving." (Yes, it's noir. See the Wikipedia entry and this.) The IMDB entry is here. This print seems to be complete and may be of higher quality than the one already in the Archive. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: noir, Fritz Leiber, Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes
Film Noir
by Bryan Foy
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Gripping film noir crime drama about a manhunt for a ruthless killer who plays a deadly cat and mouse game with the police. Starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, and Jack Webb, this movie was the basis for "Dragnet". Watch for Whit Bissell, the unsung but solid bit player who has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows
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Topics: crime drama, manhunt, film noir
Film Noir
by Richard B. Morros
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
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Film Noir
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In San Francisco, a woman tries to track down her husband, who is hiding from a killer and from the police. The IMDB entry is here.
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Topics: noir, crime, suspense, thriller, murder, witness
Film Noir
by Sol Lesser
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"Middle-aged farmer goes to extreme lengths to protect the dark secret associated with a deserted house on his property. Murky psychological thriller with resonant settings and an emotive Miklos Rozsa score." - noir expert Spencer Selby
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Topics: Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by Boo
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047878/ Police captain Peterson (Robert Middleton) storms into the office of police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) critical of Diamond's spending exorbitant amounts of the city budget and his own personal money in an attempt to arrest a crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Peterson says it is a waste of time trying to find something incriminating to bring Mr. Brown to justice because his crime combo does business without accounting books, and furthermore...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topic: syndicate, crime, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy, film noir, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert...
Film Noir
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Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy pick up a hitch-hiker (William Talman) who turns out to be an insane escaped convict. The mpeg2 file is ready to be loaded into dvdAuthorGUI to create a DVD to watch on your television.
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Topics: suspense, terror, hitch-hiker, murder, convict
Film Noir
by Seymour Nebenzal, Eugene Frenke
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Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna (Michèle Morgan) to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Peter Lorre
Film Noir
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A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men. They all die mysteriously afterwards though. Mystic Nights Videos
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, Mystic Nights Videos
Film Noir
by John Huston
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This is a DVD image. Beat the Devil This movie has not become a cult classic for nothing. Among its other merits, it is one of the few films where a film noir is mixed with a comedy. It’s a whose who of actors of it’s vintage and is directed by John Huston. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley and Peter Lorre.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida
The Video Cellar Collection
by Edward D Wood Jr
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Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983.
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Topics: Edward D Wood Jr, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Steve Reeves, Delores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, Ed Wood
Film Noir
by Mort Briskin, Robert Smith
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Robert Young plays Jeff Cohalan, a young man whose wife was murdered while they were on their honeymoon, and who is plagued by strange accidents and visions of her death. He meets a beautiful young woman on a train, Ellen (Betsy Drake), and it becomes apparent that the two are very attracted to one another. Ellen soon learns about Jeff's past and is quickly drawn into his strange dark world, even when she begins to realize that Jeff may be much more dangerous than he seems.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by W. Lee Wilder
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
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Film Noir
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Mary Beth Hughes, about to be married to Hugh Beaumont, receives a visit from his previous wife, who was presumed dead. And then the woman is found murdered. The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.
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Topics: Hugh Beaumont, Mary Beth Hughes, murder
Film Noir
by L.B. Merman, William H. Pine, William C. Thomas
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eye 49,675
favorite 55
comment 7
A film noir shocker, based on the story Nightmare by Cornell Woorlich, in which average Joe Vince Grayson (De Forest Kelley) dreams he murders someone and wakes up to find it may not have been a dream. This is worth it for the clever plot twists alone.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Mystery, De Forest Kelley
Film Noir
by Seymour Nebenzal , Philip Yordan
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When beautiful Mary (Ava Gardner) returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Ava Gardner
Film Noir
by James Ellsworth
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A gang of bank robbers (Johnny Cash) terrorize a small town by knocking on doors and then killing whoever answers.
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Topics: Crime, Music, Drama, Thriller
Film Noir
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Story of a young woman's obsessive love. Evelyn (Anne Baxter), an emotionally unstable woman, stays at the home of her doctor Dan Proctor (Scott McKay). She meets and falls in love with the doctors brother Douglas, but he is already happily married. Evelyn decides she will break up the marriage. Mystic Nights Videos
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Topics: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Ruth Warrick, Scott McKay, Marie McDonald, Jerome...
Film Noir
by Steve Sekely
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eye 42,198
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"Harsh tale of an alienated criminal's attempt to impersonate his psychiatrist-double. Important fatalistic noir, with classy visuals and a very fine script that features a creative doppelganger theme." - noir expert Spencer Selby Also titled "Hollow Triumph". Cast: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen. 82 min.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topic: film noir, Joan Bennett, The Scar
Film Noir
by Aubrey Schenck
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eye 41,042
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This post-World War II suspense thriller sets off an emotional roller coaster after the psychologically fragile wife of a POW (Anabel Shaw) witnesses a brutal murder from a hotel window while waiting to be reunited with her husband (Frank Latimer). By the time he arrives, she's nearly comatose with shock. The hotel's psychiatrist (Vincent Price) is called in to help Film noir classic, noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting.
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Topics: Horror, Thriller, Film-Noir
Film Noir
by Fritz Lang
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"Sultry woman's boyfriend has her hook middle-aged clerk for his money, leading first to ironic and then tragic complications. Second of a pair of closely related middle class nightmares directed by Fritz Lang. (Remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 French film, La Chienne.)" - noir expert Spencer Selby
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
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In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB. This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: noir, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, poverty row, suspense, P.R.C.
Film Noir
by Donald Ginsberg
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World War II vet Frank Pryor (Lloyd Bridges) returns to London from America after six years to look up an old flame, Pauline French (Moira Lister), now a successful actress. As he and the other passengers deplane and walk across to the terminal, Frank pauses for a moment and asks the man beside him for a light. There's a gunshot and the man crumples to the ground, shot by a marksman with a high-powered rifle, an assassin with a limp. It's not long before Frank Pryor is up to his neck in...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Lloyd Bridges
Film Noir
by Mark Stevens
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After the theft of $500,000 in a carefully executed train robbery, an insurance investigator (Mark Stevens, who also doubled as director and producer) is forced to cancel a planned vacation with his wife to assist a railroad detective in identifying the culprits and recovering the money. However, private preoccupations weigh on his mind and he grows increasingly restless as the investigation goes on. External links: IMDB page American Film Institute entry Noir of the Week review Under the hood:...
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Topics: film noir, train robbery, Mark Stevens, King Calder, Felicia Farr, Marianne Stewart, Wesley Addy
Film Noir
by Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger
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The plot is about a shadowy group called the Crusaders, which has been organizing itself into a power center. Its poster shows a handsome Aryan lad against the waving American flag. Their slogan, "Join The Crusaders -- Fight for America!". The implication is clear...the Crusaders will be against anyone who doesn't look, sound or believe the way that Aryan poster boy does. When a columnist is killed while looking into the Crusaders, Howard Malloy finds himself appointed a special...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Film Noir
by Aubrey Schenck, James T. Vaughn
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Port of New York is a 1949 film shot in semidocumentary style. The film is notable for being Yul Brynner's first movie. The film tells the story of a customs and treasury agent out to stop the distribution of opium, that came in on a ship in the Port of New York but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The leader of the drug dealers is the suave Vicola (Brynner).
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Semidocumentary, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Yul Brynner
Film Noir
by Leo C. Popkin
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Acclaimed film noir story of man trying desperately to find who has given him a slow-acting fatal dose of radium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: suspense, film noir
Film Noir
by Leon Fromkess
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eye 36,498
favorite 15
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"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000, but cost $117,000 to make. Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Roger Clark, Pat Gleason, Esther Howard. Originally uploaded by: www.k-otic.com
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Film Noir
by Lewis Milestone
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"Man is waylaid by chance in old home town, meets a girl down on her luck and a turbulent couple with whom he shares a dark childhood secret. Significant noir melodrama focusing on provocative, intermingling relationships of neurotic love, guilt and fear." - noir expert Spencer Selby Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas (his first film), Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman. 115 min.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topic: Martha Ivers, Lewis Milestone, Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas
Film Noir
by Sam Spiegel
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eye 36,115
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Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Originally uploaded by k-otic.com
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Suspense, Drama, Mystery
Film Noir
by Ben Stoloff
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eye 35,935
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1948 B thriller shot by renowned cinematographer John Alton, who was also involved with the following films already available on the archive: T-Men (1947), He walked by night (1948), Hollow triumph (aka The scar) (1948), The crooked way (1949), Reign of Terror (1949) and The big combo (1955). IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040829/ Two years after the accidental death of her husband, Christine Faber (Lynn Bari) is trying to put her life back together and move forward. However, strange...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson, John Alton, Film Noir
Film Noir
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Lawrence Tierney ("Reservoir Dogs") plays an unreformed, hardened criminal who has just been released from prison. While working at his brother's gas station, he becomes very interested in the armored car that makes regular stops at the bank across the street. If you enjoy heist films, watch this. Tierney was perfect for this type of role. The IMDB entry is here.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: crime, robbery, armored car, noir
Film Noir
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For other intermediate derivations of this file look here: archive.org/details/Kansas_City_Confidential_1952
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Film Noir
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A noirish detective yarn. The script is by Roy Huggins. Please be aware that the video quality is poor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Roy Huggins, detective
Film Noir
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Because a reviewer stated that the audio is out of sync with the video, here's a link to a different transcoding that was derived from a different source file: CLICK HERE Cornel Wilde stars in an excellent noir. This copy is sharper than the one that was already here.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Cornel Wilde, noir, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef,...
Film Noir
by Tom Lewis
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: drama
Film Noir
by Milton H. Bren
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Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor are caught in Mexican dope-smuggling ring, fearing each other is involved, but both undercover agents. Cast includes Raymond Burr. For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry
favoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: crime, adventure
Film Noir
by Jack J. Gross
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eye 30,642
favorite 24
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A lawyer wins an a acquittal for his client, a woman accused of murder. After the verdict, he finds out that she indeed did commit the murder and manipulated him to win her acquittal.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Film Noir
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comment 10
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: crime, drama, noir
Film Noir
by Edgar G. Ulmer
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eye 29,896
favorite 44
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"Adolescent believes that his widowed mother's suitor may have murdered his father. Stylish cheapie by the recognized master of stylish cheapies." - noir expert Spencer Selby
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: film noir, Ulmer
Film Noir
by Eugene Frenke
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eye 27,779
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Taken from IMDB: Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare. Originally uploaded by www.k-otic.com
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Topic: Noir
Film Noir
by Robert Florey
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NOTE: DESCRIPTION CORRECTED. This is about a crime fighting newspaperman. Brad McKay, played by Lee Tracy, whom I have never heard of, works with the police to solve a case involving $100k and some murders. He is wisecracking and thinks his way, rapidly, out of the surprises. Visit: VintageNewscast.com
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Topics: the pay off, vintage
Film Noir
by Clearly Ambiguous Productions
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SOBAKA is the thrilling story of a lonely Russian immigrant trying to find the "American dream" in present day Los Angeles. To provide care for his dying sister he works as an assistant to a mysterious and dangerous man, but his desire to achieve something more takes him down a dark and risky path. When a seductive call girl enters his life his world is thrown upside down and the choices he makes may have deadly consequences.
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Topics: film noir, thiller, drama, Los Angeles, Murat Han, Boris Kievsky
Film Noir
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A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder.
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Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Crime Drama
Film Noir
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Sixth Lupino feature and first "Film noir" made by a woman ever. Hardly sentimental and sharp edged thriller with very modern filming. The paralysed "eyelid" thing is very clever too. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045877/
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Topics: Ida, Lupino, Edmond, OBrien, Frank, LovejoyThriller, Suspens, Film, Noir, pdmovies
Film Noir
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A man arrested for bank robbery escapes and tries to track down the real culprits. You can find out more at IMDB.com.
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Topics: bank robbery, framed, suspense
Film Noir
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Richard Basehart becomes the target of an intense manhunt. You'll find that this copy is sharper than the version that was already here at the Archive.
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Topics: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, Jack Webb, Byron Foulger, John Dehner, Frank Cady,...
Film Noir
by Jack M. Warner
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Shot on location in San Francisco and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt, The man who cheated himself tells the story of a policeman who pushes the boundaries of the law by covering up a crime committed by his lover. He then finds himself assigned to investigate that very same crime, along with a new rookie partner who is determined to track down the culprit. The film is also available elsewhere on the archive, as a 2.2GB MPEG2 or on a 7.3GB ISO DVD image. The smaller file offered...
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Topics: drama, film noir, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Felix E. Feist, San Francisco
Film Noir
by Joe Kaufmann
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Also known as "Sensation Hunters". You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. How To Make A DVD of this film: 1) Download these files: club_paradise.mpeg VIDEO_TS.BUP VIDEO_TS.IFO VTS_01_0.BUP VTS_01_0.IFO 2) Create folder named "VIDEO_TS" and move the files that you downloaded to that folder. 3) Rename "club_paradise.mpeg" to "VTS_01_0.VOB" 4) Burn the folder "VIDEO_TS" to a DVD-R (or DVD+R) disk with a DVD burning...
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Topic: Drama
Film Noir
by Bryan Foy
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The film tells the story of the U.S. Treasury Department who, with the aid of a counterfeiter, try to track down and stop of counterfeiting ring. The counterfeiter, Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) serving time in prison, is released under the agreement that he will assist in the capture of the phoney money printers.
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Topics: Semidocumentary, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Lloyd Bridges
Film Noir
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"Low budget exposé thriller of corruption being uncovered in the parole system." - Spencer Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir | You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
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Film Noir
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Spoiled young lovers rob bank and hide the loot. Lionell Atwill tries to find it. With Richard Cromwell and Helen Mack.
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Film Noir
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No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,...
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Topics: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman
Film Noir
by Edward Small
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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by Producers Releasing Corporation
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In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble... - IMDB Description
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Topics: Mystery, Film-Noir, Movie Powder, avi
Film Noir
by E.B. Derr
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An ex-con is employed by the man who framed him for bank robbery. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
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Topic: drama
Film Noir
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Check out the IMDb page for this film for more details. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049932/
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Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Chuck Connors
Film Noir
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A prison inmate trying to go straight is forced into participating in a prison break by another convict. After the two men escape, they separate. The reluctant inmate hides out in a cafe, where he falls in love with a waitress who works there - who he doesn't know is the girlfriend of the convict who forced him to escape.
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Topics: Film-Noir - Crime Drama, 1940s, Feature Films